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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois

Books from the Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Since the 1940’s the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has been building a collection of emblem books written from 1540-1800, published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and England. Emblem books can be considered the multi-media publications of the 16th through the 18th centuries. Each emblem is composed of three constitutive elements - a motto, an illustration or "pictura" in the form of a woodcut or engraving, and an explanatory poem or "subscriptio." An emblem is more than the sum of its parts, because the interplay between text and image produces a greater meaning than any of the individual components can provide. Since 1998 the Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been enhancing access to the German emblem books through digitization. The digitization efforts are now being coordinated with the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. These two institutions are cooperating on the Project "Emblematica On-Line," funded by an NEH/DFG digital humanities grant to present emblem books in an innovative digital environment and to develop a portal for a key genre of Renaissance texts and images. The OpenEmblem Portal hosted at Illinois offers the ability to search and browse emblems from a variety of perspectives. Visit the German Emblem Book Project website.


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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Ripa, Cesare, fl. 1600; Tempest, Pierce, 1653-1717; Fuller, Isaac, 1606-1672, ill
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Text on verso of plates.
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books --Great Britain --18th century.
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Wither, George, 1588-1667; Rollenhagen, Gabriel, 1583-1619. Nucleus emblematorum; Passe, Crispijn van de, ca. 1565-1637, engraver; Marshall, William, fl. 1617-1650, engraver
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Without general t.p.; each book has special t.p.; books 2-4 have imprint: London, Printed by Augustine Mathevves, 1634
Topic: Emblem books, English
Landwehr, J. German emblem books
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, German
Signatures: a chi1 b-e A-Z 2A-2D 2E
Topics: Mythology, Classical, Art, Greco-Roman, Emblems, Emblem books, German
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660; Farley, Robert; Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. van de, 1589-1662, ill; Leighton, John, 1822-1912, ill; Pigot, Richard
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Title-page and frontispiece printed in red and black;
Topic: Emblems
Added t.p., engr
Topic: Fables
Printer's device on t.-p.; title within ornamental border; full page woodcut of the arms of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, on verso of t.-p.; emblems illustrated with 247 woodcut engravings within ornamental borders. Marginal notes
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Kirchgessner, Johannis Valentinus; Salver, Johann, 1673-1738, engraver; Müller, El., engraver; Högler, Wolfgang, 1674-1754, ill; Giorgioli, Giovanni Pietro, ill; Greiffenklau, Johann Philipp von, d. 1719, dedicatee
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Date in imprint changed in ms. to 1713
Topics: Emblems, Griffins in art
Advertisement on p.[192] for The Christian’s dictionary ... by the Rev. John Fleetwood (published 1775).
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800, Emblem books, English --Great Britain --England --18th century,...
Titlepage in red and black
Brunet, V, 1067. Radics, P. von. Johann Weikhard, Freiherr von Valvasor. Laibach, 1910. p. 174-184. Dance of death. The dance of death...with a dissertation...by Francis Douce. London, 1833. p. 129-130
Topics: Death, Hell, Engravings, German
Signatures: a-e (-e8), A-3P
Topics: Bible, Prayer books, Lutheran Church, Emblems, Emblem books, German
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660; Farley, Robert; Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. van de, 1589-1662, ill; Leighton, John, 1822-1912, ill; Pigot, Richard
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Title-page and frontispiece printed in red and black;
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Gilliflower, Matthew, publisher; Freeman, William, d. 1715, publisher; Bell, Andrew, d. 1720?, bookseller
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Publishers' names from Wing CD
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, English
McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
Half title: Devises et emblemes curieux anciennes & modernes, tirées des plus celebres auteurs : nouvellement inventées en latin, en françois, en italien, en allemand
Topic: Emblem books
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Phillips, Henry, 1775-1838
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Added engraved t.p
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Topics: Flower language, Flowers in literature
Copy 2 bound with: Woodward, George. Poems on several occasions. Oxford, 1730; and Tolson, Francis. Proposals for the printing, Hermathenae. [London, 1739]
Topic: Alphabet
Engraved printer's devices on title-pages; engraved head-piece and emblems
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Estienne, Henry, sieur des Fossez; Blount, Thomas, 1618-1679; Marshall, William, fl. 1617-1650; Royston, Richard, 1599-1686, bookseller
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Translation by Thomas Blount of: Art de faire des devises
Topics: Devices (Heraldry), Emblems, Emblem books, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Saavedra Fajardo, Diego de, 1584-1648; Astry, James, Sir
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Frontispiece of vol. I (portrait of William, duke of Gloucester) is duplicated in vol. II
Topics: Kings and rulers, Political science
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Saavedra Fajardo, Diego de, 1584-1648; Astry, James, Sir
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Frontispiece of vol. I (portrait of William, duke of Gloucester) is duplicated in vol. II
Topics: Kings and rulers, Political science
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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Pagination has odd numbers on versos
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
Emblems, Dance of death
Topic: Dance of death
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Aresi, Paolo, 1574-1644; Merlach, Johann Hieronymus; Fuchs von Herrnau, Johann Michael, tr; Buggel, Johann Leonhard, 1650-1721, bookseller; Lichtenthaler, Abraham, printer
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In introduction by Johann Hieronymus im Hof von Merlach the last part of the translator's name appears as Hernau, whereas on the t.p. it is Bernau
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Emblems, Emblem books, Italian, Emblem books
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois, Q9
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, English --Great Britain --England --18th century,...
Added t.-p. engr
Topic: Emblems
Ornamented initials, head and tail pieces
Topics: Devotional literature, Christian Life, Emblems, Emblem books, German
Bibliographischer Nachweis: Dünnhaupt, S. 2573, 8.II.2
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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Signatures: [chi]2, A10, B14, D-L8
Topics: Emblem books, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543, ill; Hollar, Wenceslaus, 1607-1677
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Includes a life of Holbein and a notice on Lydgate's Daunce of Machabree
H.C.D. = Hermannus Condeesyanus [i.e., Johann Grasshoff]
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, German, Medicine
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Hugo, Herman, 1588-1629; Arwaker, Edmund, d. 1730; Sturt, John, 1658-1730, engraver; Leake, John, fl. 1673-1717, printer; Bonwicke, Henry, d. 1706, bookseller
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Printer's name from Wing CD
Topics: Christian life, Emblems, Devotional literature, Emblem books, English
Vol. [1]: [30], 288, 239-274 [i.e. 324] p., [34] leaves of plates
Topics: Emblems, Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books --Germany --18th century., Spiritual life...
Added t.-p in Latin: Mira Satis, ac sine omni Peccato Mariae sanctissima conceptio ..
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint --Poetry., Emblems --Early works to 1800.,...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Ludwig, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen, 1579-1650; Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft; Merian, Matthaeus, 1593-1650; Gray, E. Kenneth, associated name. IU-R
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Emblems of the members with their mottoes and assumed names, followed by the "Reimgesetze" (interpretation of the emblems in verse); in 4 parts, each with separate title page and preceded by the engraved emblem of the Society (the palm tree)
Topics: Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Weidner, Johann Joachim, 1672-1732; Pfeffel, Johann Andreas, 1674-1748; Stridbeck, Johann, 1665-1714; Duke University. Library. Jantz Collection
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Each of the fine decorative plates, designed & engraved by I. Stridbeck of Augsburg, has a verse epigram indicating the symbolic connotation
Topics: Augsburg Confession, genealogy
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Westmorland, Mildmay Fane, Earl of, 1601-1666; Cotes, Richard, d. 1653, printer
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Engraved title-page, signed "W.M. sculpsit" (i.e. William Marshall)
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, English, Emblems, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Harvey, Christopher, 1597-1663. School of the heart; Wilkins, William Walker; Tegg, William, 1816-1895, publisher
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Memoir signed: W.W. [i.e., William Walker Wilkins]
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, English
Page 36 mispaged 48; nos. 37-48 omitted in paging; . El (p. 49-50) and . T3 (p. 221-222) wanting
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644
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Title vignette (portrait)
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Krauss, Johann Ulrich, 1645-1719; Félibien, André, sieur des Avaux et de Javercy, 1619-1695; Le Brun, Charles, 1619-1690; Le Clerc, Sébastien, 1637-1714; Bailly, Jacques, 1629-1679; Research Publications, inc; Yale University. Library
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Added engraved t.p.: Devises pour les tapisseries
Topics: Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715, Gobelin tapestry, Emblems
"Stammen-Buchs Gedancken-Muster" has separate half-title and pagination
Topics: Conduct of life, Emblems, Emblem books, German, Emblem books, French, Emblem books, Italian, Emblem...
Date of publication transposed; appears in imprint on title page in between " ... Hof-Buchdruckern" and "Lintz ... "
Topics: Death in art, Engraving, Baroque, Emblem books
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bornitz, Jakob, ca. 1560-1625.; Meerfeldt, Nicolaus, engraver.; Bourgeat, Ludwig, d. 1714, printer.
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McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois, B27.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Symbolism --Early works to 1800., Allegories --Early works to...
McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
Topic: Emblem books, German
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Guyon, Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte, 1648-1717; Hugo, Herman, 1588-1629. Pia desideria; Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629. Amorum emblemata, figuris Aeneis incisa; Bader, Emerich Felix, printer
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Title in red and black
Topics: Christian life, Mysticism, Emblem Books, German, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Krauss, Johann Ulrich, 1645-1719; Le Brun, Charles, 1619-1690; Le Clerc, Sébastien, 1637-1714; Bailly, Jacques, 1629-1679; Félibien, André, sieur des Avaux et de Javercy, 1619-1695; Kraus, Johanna Sibylla, 1646-1717, engraver; Koppmayer, Jakob, b. 1640, publisher; Liechtenstein, House of, former owner. IU-R
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Text in French and German
Topics: Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715, Gobelin tapestry, Tapestries, Emblems, Emblem books, French...
Engraved throughout
Topics: Proverbs, Italian, Proverbs, German, Emblems, Emblems, German, Emblems, Italian
McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
Topic: Lamberg, House of
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Bennett, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1829-1867; Rogers, W. Harry (William Harry), 1825-1873; Swain, Joseph, 1820-1909, engraver; Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905, engraver; Dundas, Judith, 1927-2008, former owner. IU-R; Leighton Son & Hodge, binders. IU-R
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"The illustrations engraved by Joseph Swain and Edmund Evans"--t.p. verso
Topic: Emblems
Foreword signed: N. von Wehrd
Topic: Christian life
McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
Vol. 2 has special title page
Topics: Ethics, Emblems, Emblem books, German, Emblem books, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Thurston, John, 1774-1822; Thomas, Joseph, fl. 1809; Branston, Allen Robert, 1778-1827; Nesbit, Charlton, 1775-1838; Clennell, Luke, 1781-1840; Hole, Henry; Bensley, Thomas, ca. 1760-1835; Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834
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Wood-engravings cut by A.R. Branston, C. Nesbit, L. Clennell, and H. Hole
Topics: Christian art and symbolism, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644
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Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Tolson, Francis, d. 1745 or 6; Devoto, I
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No more published. Cf. D. F. Foxon. English verse, 1701-1750, v.1, no. T405
McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
Topics: Emblems, Emblems books, German -- 18th century
McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
Topics: Jesus Christ, genealogy
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Marshall, William, fl. 1617-1650.; Riviere & Son, binder.
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Signatures: A-D⁸ E⁴.
Topics: Emblem books --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, English --Great Britain --England --17th...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644
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Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by ZETTER, JAKOB VON
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McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
Paged continuously
Topic: Death
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Toplady, Augustus Montague, 1740-1778; Ryland, John, 1732-1792; Wilson, Robert, A. M
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On t.-p. of v. 2: A new edition, carefully rev. and cor., with addition of glossarial notes, by the Rev. Robert Wilson, A.M
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, English
Added title-pages in Italian and French precede main t.p
Topics: Emblems, Love in art
Signatures: )( A-R S
Topics: Christian life, Devotional literature, German, Emblems
Has additional half title: Aigentlicher Abritz der neuen im Spital aufgehengten Tafeln
Topics: Heilig-Geist-Spital (Nuremberg, Germany), Emblems, Emblem books, German
Issued in 1 volume
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, German, Oratorios
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Whittingham, Charles, 1767-1840, printer; Jennings, Robert, bookseller; Chiswick Press, printer
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Place of publication for Chiswick Press from colophon
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
Foreword signed: N. von Wehrd
Topic: Christian life
Topics: Allegories, Homiletical illustrations, Religious poetry, English, Christian art and symbolism,...
Title page printed in red and black
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem Books --Germany --18th century., Emblem Books, German...